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Sneak Peek: Twin Six Standard Rando Ti 2.0 updated adventure touring gravel bike coming soon!

Twin Six Standard Rando Ti 2 gravel bike, updated affordable titanium modern randonneur gravel adventure touring bikepacking, sunset teaser
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Twin Six’s premium do-it-all Standard Rando Ti gravel & touring bike is about to get a modern randonneur update. Set to drop in just two days, Twin Six will offer special pricing for a very limited time from the start of 2021. So start scraping together your pennies, and get ready to jump on your next all-road adventure bike.

Twin Six Standard Rando Ti 2.0 adventure gravel & touring bike update

Twin Six Standard Rando Ti 2 gravel bike, updated affordable titanium modern randonneur gravel adventure touring bikepacking, complete
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The entire Standard Rando family is Twin Six’s answer to the versatile drop bar, ride-anything bike. Debuting way back in 2014, the clothing company’s Rando bike could be described as a randonneur, touring, road-plus, all-road, gravel, or probably even an adventure bikepacking bike. In any case, these bikes have been developed to make it affordable to get a capable drop bar bike with no limits.

The steel version got its update last spring. And now after five years the titanium do-it-all randonneur is getting is own overhaul, including similarly discounted pre-order pricing.

What’s new in version 2.0?

Twin Six Standard Rando Ti 2 gravel bike, updated affordable titanium modern randonneur gravel adventure touring bikepacking, toptube bento mounts

The most visually obvious update is the new gently curved toptube, but it’s the modern standards that bring the biggest updates to the Standard Rando Ti 2.0. The ti frame now gets modern 12mm thru-axles and 142mm rear spacing, plus flat mount disc brakes. That update comes via the same replaceable T6 Middle Finger alloy dropout system that debuted last year on the steel Rando, also offering a replaceable rear derailleur hanger and optional hangerless single speed dropout.

T6 dropouts on the steel version of the Standard Rando

The new titanium frame also adds more mounts, specifically a set of direct-mount toptube bento bosses, plus 3-pack anything cage mounts & fender mounting on the new carbon fork. Add that to three carryover pairs of cage bosses inside the main triangle and a 4th under the downtube, plus rear rack & fender mounts.

Twin Six Standard Rando Ti 2 gravel bike, updated affordable titanium modern randonneur gravel adventure touring bikepacking, frameset

The new frame also gets a new chainstay yoke to improve both chainring & tire clearance. No official spec is listed yet, but there’s surely more space than the 700x43mm/650x47mm clearance of the old frame.

What carries over?

Twin Six Standard Rando Ti gravel bike, updated affordable titanium modern randonneur gravel adventure touring bikepacking, downtube detail

The 3/2.5 wishbone stay Standard Rando Ti still features external cable routing with modular clamps on the bottom of the downtube. Add in the round seat tube and the additional clearance from the chainstay yoke, and you can mount a front derailleur for a road compact double setup as well.

The bike gets a PF30 bottom bracket, a 31.6mm seatpost with conventional collar (dropper seatpost, anyone?), a straight 44mm headtube to fit a tapered steerer fork with an external lower headset bearing (or straight 1 1/8″ fork with internal cup), and is expected to come in the same five size (51-59cm) range as before.

Twin Six Standard Rando Ti 2.0 – Pricing & availability

Twin Six Standard Rando Ti 2 gravel bike, updated affordable titanium modern randonneur gravel adventure touring bikepacking, riding

Now you just have to wait. Twin Six says the new Standard Rando Ti gravel bike goes on sale January 1, 2021. Pricing hasn’t been officially released, but for a “limited-time-only” it will be offered at a “super-discounted pre-order price”. On the $700 steel frameset that meant $100 off. The outgoing ti frameset sells for twice that. We’ll update here once pricing is announced.

Twin Six will make the new bike available both as a frameset with headset & carbon fork options, or in a complete bike build as well, likely similar to the Force 1x spec shown here.

In the meantime, while you wait not-so-patiently, they are running an end-of-year Winter Markdowns sale with up to 46% off a number of Twin Six clothing items, and free domestic shipping on most orders.

TwinSix.com

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Mark
Mark
2 years ago

The rear triangle looks very short and tight for a “Touring/gravel” bike. Wonder if this is comfortable on the long rides. I like the frame design but it looks more like a gravel-road geometry to me than a Touring frame.

ZeeBee
ZeeBee
2 years ago

I have the 2016 steel version, and it’s far from a touring frame. It’s more relaxed than my cross bike, but it’s definitely not touring geo. Though I have loaded up for some overnighters. I’ve also done a 160 mile day on it fairly comfortably. It’s a great gravel frame as well.

Michael Hotten
Michael Hotten
2 years ago

I have the Rando 2.0 released this past spring. It has the steel fork. It weighs 26 pounds with ENVE G23s. It may not have the Geo of a touring bike but it is a beast and feels like it could handle a long distance payload.

Astro Kraken
Astro Kraken
2 years ago

That seat tube bottle cage mounting position is reaching for Asgard. What kind of crazy swat box is going to go under that in the dead space?

Greg
Greg
2 years ago
Reply to  Astro Kraken

It’s a good candidate for the 76Designs Piggy.
https://www.76projects.com/shop/thepiggy

nooner
nooner
2 years ago

PF30 BB = no thank you

Greg
Greg
2 years ago
Reply to  nooner

No doubt

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2 years ago
Reply to  Greg

So tap it. Big deal.

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2 years ago

A while back they teased a prototype Ti fork with a built in mini rack. I’d rather have that one.

Eric
Eric
2 years ago

I’ve been eyeing the steel frame and trying to decide between the steel and carbon fork. What made you go steel?

mud
mud
2 years ago

They messed up on the placement of the water bottles. 3 inside the triangle is nice, until you want a half frame bag, then you can only use one. A Wolftooth B-rad will take care of that, but it shouldn’t be necessary.

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